For any property owner, whether domestic or commercial, making energy savings is crucially important, especially when it comes to saving money on your bills. One of the most common ways to do this is to change the way they use certain parts of their property, or add things to it which help reduce expenditure on bills.
Home improvements, such as adding new windows and doors are an expensive initial outlay but over the duration of the windows lifespan, you can make large savings. These savings can be increased should you add other accessories to them as well, such as blinds. The combination of energy effiecent glazing, with integral blines or shutters are proven to make big savings to energy bills.
So how does this work?
Well, the heat that is already inside is retained in the building which in turn leads to less energy consumption in the colder months. This can be the difference between turning the heating on in October, or waiting a few weeks saving hundreds of pounds over a decade.
Yet it is not just in the winter where they have the benefit as in the summer, integral blinds can reject the heat from the sun to help create a much cooler environment.
Natural light benefits
Integral blinds also work by distributing the daylight more efficiently which can help with not having to turn lights on as early, again saving on energy consumption. As you can see there are many ways in which adding blinds, to already energy efficient lazed windows can have a huge impact on your back pocket.
Integral blinds can also work in distributing daylight more efficiently so there can be less consumption of electricity because the lights don’t need to be switched on as early. Statistics from leading Associations, such as British Blinds and Shutters, estimate that using these products in the right way can save up to 10% of your energy consumption. With the average household spending over £500 a year on energy, in every ten years you will effectively get a free years’ worth of energy.
What are the other benefits?
More natural light into the home has many significant benefits with the key one being on your health. Studies across the world have shown that increased natural light gives you more productivity, makes you feel better and ultimately happier which can lead to a much better lifestyle. Furthermore, natural lighting makes your home look nicer which can have a huge impact on any resale value of your home. Added to this the fact that you can better regulate your homes light and heat levels and you see how good window and blind combinations can really enhance your lifestyle.
So, should you be looking at ways to enhance your home and reduce energy bills at the same time, speak to a professional bi-folding door, sliding door and window company who might be able to provide the solution to both easily. New doors and windows cost less than you think and can be the key to unlock a better lifestyle for yourself and your family.